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By Jaryd Cline
Sports Editor 

Bickleton girls hold off Klickitat-Glenwood

Defensive adjustment, slick passing leads Pirates


Jaryd Cline

HARVEY'S HUSTLE: Bickleton's Kira Harvey, right, dribbles around Klickitat-Glenwood's Brianna Tuthill on Friday in Klickitat.

After Klickitat-Glenwood senior Mackenzie Tuthill scored nine of the team's 11 points in the opening quarter on Friday against Bickleton, Pirates head coach Teresa Gannon knew she had to make a change defensively to better contain the Vandals big scorer.

It paid off for the Pirates who played stingy defense for the rest of the half in their 49-46 Greater Columbia Gorge League win over the Vandals.

Typically, Gannon isn't a fan of defenses that focus on one player, but against Klickitat-Glenwood, she had to switch things up defensively to slow down Tuthill. She called on the box-and-one defense to limit Tuthill's touches, while Bickleton held the Vandals to just five points in the second...

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